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Alexander Yerks

Alexander Yerks was born and raised on a mountain in upstate New York and grew up wandering around the surrounding woods. Brought up to rely on his natural surroundings, he instinctively works with the natural resources of the forest, utilizing the unique qualities of each tree in his projects. Alex has been a daily carver for seven years and teaches nationally and internationally at Spoonfest in England, Green Wood Guild in London, and The Milan Spoon Gathering in Minnesota. His main focus is carving Scandinavian drinking cups, called kuksas, and he currently is one of the few in the world taking on this form.